02 April 2013

Old-fashioned Sugar Cookies

I hope all of you are recovered from the Easter holidays and you enjoyed it with your relatives and friends. My week was quiet, so was perfect for baking time and enjoy the nice weather we are having these days in the Netherlands. Even with the cold and sometimes the hard wind the sky looks sunny and gorgeous, I love it! Today I want to share with you these easy and yummy cookies. They are so easy and quick to make, and probably you have all the ingredients at home. They slightly have a lemon taste, but you can add more lemon if you rather wish a stronger lemon taste. 

190 g all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of salt
170 g granulated sugar plus more for sprinkling
30 g light brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
110 g unsalted butter at room temperature
1 large egg
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 160ยบ. Sift the flour, the baking soda and the salt, set aside.
Mix the sugars and the lemon zest, add the butter and mix on a medium speed until pale and fluffy. Add the egg, beat and add the lemon juice. Finally reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture gradually and mix just until incorporated.
Make balls of 5 cm using an ice cream scoop ot two spoons and place them on the baking sheet. Gently flatten each ball of dough and sprinkle with sugar. Brush them with a wet pastry brush and sprinkle again some more sugar.
Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completly.

These cookies can be stored in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Enjoy your week 

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